Dan Pemstein is a comparative political economist and methodologist, who specialises in measurement and builds statistical tools to answer substantive questions about political institutions, focusing particularly on political careers, party organisation, digital politics, and the political economy of development.
He is the Project Manager for Measurement Methods and a Steering Committee member for the Varieties of Democracy Project. He is also a co-developer of the Unified Democracy Scores and Scythe Statistical Library. Pemstein is currently an Associate Professor at North Dakota State University. He obtained his PhD in Political Science at the University of Illinois, has held research fellowships at Harvard University and Vanderbilt University, and was formerly Croft Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi.